About the Authors

Ana Roberta Fusco da Costa

robertafusco@gmail.com

Affiliation Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

Joseph O. Falkinham III

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Maria Luiza Lopes

Affiliation Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

Adriana Rodrigues Barretto

Affiliation João de Barros Barreto University Hospital, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

João Soares Felicio

Affiliation Department of Integrative Medicine, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

Lúcia Helena Messias Sales

Affiliation Department of Integrative Medicine, Federal University of Para, Belem, Para, Brazil

Jeann Ricardo da Costa Bahia

Affiliation Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

Emilyn Costa Conceição

Affiliation Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

Karla Valéria Batista Lima

Affiliation Bacteriology and Mycology Section, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARFdC JOF. Performed the experiments: ARFdC JRdCB MLL ECC. Analyzed the data: ARFdC JOF ARB JSF LHMS KVBL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARFdC MLL KVBL. Wrote the paper: ARFdC JOF ARB.